Jane Marvine joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as second oboe in 1978 and was appointed to the position of English horn by Yuri Temirkanov in 2000. In addition, she has performed as acting assistant principal oboe with the BSO for extended periods.
A native of the Chicago area, Marvine began playing oboe at the age of ten and was fortunate to grow up in a public school system with an outstanding music program. After three years in the Chicago Youth Orchestra and summers at the National Music Camp of Interlochen Michigan she was accepted to their winter Academy. She majored in composition while playing principal oboe in the Interlochen orchestra and graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy with achievement awards in both.
She earned a Bachelor of Music in oboe and a Master’s Degree in composition from Northwestern University. Her oboe teachers include Ray Still, Marc Lifschey, Robert Bloom and Joseph Turner. Marvine studied composition with John Paynter, Alan Stout and William Karlins.
While a student at Northwestern University, Marvine performed on several occasions as English horn with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and also performed as extra oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on several occasions including a tour to Carnegie Hall. She performed as English horn with the Chicago Festival Orchestra and as principal oboe with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the WGN Artist Showcase orchestra with members of the Chicago Symphony.
Marvine concurrently plays principal oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society Orchestra and frequently performs chamber music with her colleagues in the BSO. She has been a featured soloist with the Baltimore Symphony on oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn. She has presented solo recitals and master classes at the Peabody Conservatory, Towson University, the Shenandoah Conservatory, Interlochen Arts Academy and Arts Camp and has been a guest artist for the International Double Reed Society. She is currently a member of the oboe faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University having previously taught at Catholic University, Towson University and Essex Community College.
Marvine has spent almost all of her years with the Baltimore Symphony in the additional role of player representative and is currently serving as the chair of the BSO Players’ Committee. Marvine makes her home in Lutherville, Maryland with her husband of 30 years, James Olin, Co-Principal Trombone of the Baltimore Symphony, and has three children, John, Chad and Hannah.